Product Description

  • Yield potential of up to 160t per ha open field 300t per ha greenhouse
  • Reaches physiological maturity in 80 to 90 days
  • Zimbabwe, South Africa, Zambia, Botswana and Malawi

Product Characteristics Summary

  • Description: Candela has a high vigour, very compact plant with good foliage cover and strong disease package along with an excellent yield.
  • Type: Indeterminate large round – beef type suitable for open field or protected cropping; autumn/ spring
  • Fruit:  shape – round, slightly flattened    colour- bright red, uniform shape, weight – 200 – 250g, firmness – very firm, long shelf life fruit
  • Maturity: 80 to 90 days
  • Disease resistance:
  • High resistance (HR):   Tomato mosaic virus (ToMV) / Verticillium wilt (V), Fusarium wilt races 1,2 (Fol) ,
  • Intermediate resistance (IR): Tomato yellow leaf curl virus (TYLCV)
  • Recommended plant population:  12 500-16 000 plants per ha  on double stem in open field and 16 000 to 22 000plants per ha on one stem in the greenhouse
  • Advantages:  Strong compact plant with good vigour, uniform fruit colour, large fruit size and firmness, Long shelf life (LSL) fruits, small calyx.